At the present time, the
only details about a patient’s joint implant are contained in medical records kept by the hospital and surgeon. When
the implant needs to be examined, it would be extremely useful for the surgeon to immediately know exact details of the initial
implant. It is not uncommon for paper records dating back years to be unavailable and time-consuming to find.
In order to rectify this common problem, Ortho-tag created a tag for surgeons to attach to an
Orthopaedic device and record (at the time of surgery) information about that patient’s implanted orthopaedic
device that utilizes Transcutaneous Near Field Communication (TNFC).
This system also enables the surgeon to immediately access this information directly from the patient's implant, as well as
program and reprogram patient clinical information during each post-operative visit. The Ortho-tag System is also
ideal for use in doctors offices, hospitals, surgical centers, clinics, subacute centers, rehabilitation centers, physical
therapy centers, and other healthcare facilities. The
statistical information generated from the implant information can be customized for use by health insurance companies, implant
manufacturers, government regulatory agencies, and academic and research institutions.